Jul 06, 2012
i on occasion use face primer. Not all the time. But I do recommend it. it is a very helpfull in allowing make up to stay for longer periods of time and the one I use also mattefies my face :)
Priming helps Your makeup last longer and with eyeshadow it allows the color to be more visible <3
Usually I have fairly good skin, however when my pores are looking huge I use Bare Minerals Prime Time foundation primer on my face. I use golden tan foundation from bare minerals(i don't know how to describe my skin tone). As far as eye primer goes I use the MAC Paint Pot in painterly.
I always have on both liquid or cream foundation
with powder on top for extra coverage. I do
like to use face primers with mineral makeups,
otherwise though, no not really. Always I wear
either a good concealer on my eyes or a shadow
primer for my makeup to stick too and to have
a blank canvas as a background to build onto.
Jul 07, 2012
I use eyeshadow primer everyday. I didn't realize there were people who didn't. :O I use Urban Decay Primer Potion. As far as my face, I don't always use primer. When I do I use L'oreal Magic Souffle primer. It works pretty well. I want Too Faced Primed and Poreless, but it's just too expensive for me. :(
I never use primer for anything. For me personally, it does absolutely nothing. I used to use the ELF face primer but I don't really wear foundation so it was pointless and I have tried both the Urban Decay and Too Faced eye primers and they don't make my shadows look better or stay longer, so I don't even try
I use a face primer whenever I'm wearing mineral powder. I have used:
Victoria's Secret VS Pro Airbrush FX Face Primer SPF20
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Primer
Stila Hydrating Primer SPF15
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Light Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
My favorite was the VS primer because of the SPF, but Hard Candy's primer is pretty good too, and very cheap. Nowadays I don't use an actual primer, though. Lately I have been using Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock as a primer for for liquid, mineral, and cream foundations and it works out fine for me. And if I decide to wear a BB cream, I skip out on primer since most BB creams are primers/foundation/sunscreen/anti-aging in one anyway.
As for eye primers/bases, I have always used one of the following beneath powder shadows:
Victoria's Secret VS Pro Lasting FX Eyeshadow Primer (old squeeze tube)
NYX Eyeshadow Base
NYX HD Studio Eyeshadow Base
The NYX bases are pretty good; the HD base is similar to the VS primer in formula and consistency but there's no oil separation in the NYX one as far as I've noticed, and it's pretty cheap. It feels more like a sheer primer than a base, though, contrary to its name. If you're also looking to conceal discolorations in the skin around your eyes, NYX's Eyeshadow Base (the one in the jar) in Skin Tone is a good base color.
If you prefer to use cream shadows I find them a little tricky to determine whether there's a need for a primer or base; I find this varies among cream shadows.
Jul 11, 2012
I would say if you hate having to prime your whole face, invest in bb creams :) They stay on all day with no primer needed!! But yes, primer for the eyes are a must :)
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